A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Weekend Wrap Up!

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It was both an active and relaxing weekend. You know, the perfect kind!

My day almost started horrible. At 2am I was wide awake and remembered I didn’t take my trazodone. (Despite many of you giving me tips on how to remember to take my sleep meds, I have not put your advice into action.) After doing two Spanish lessons on my phone, I miraculously fell back asleep until my alarm went off at 5:30!

Something weird happened… Around 4am I woke up to the sound of a HUGE crash coming from somewhere out in the house. It scared the crap out of me. My heart was racing. Was someone trying to break in? Did the cats knock something huge over? I was too tired to investigate and figured if someone was in the house trying to kill me, they could just do it. I wasn’t getting out of bed. I guess part of me knew that the sounds was probably some sort of lucid dream.

I was due to lift, so I headed to the gym. I also ran 3 speedy treadmill miles. I am so glad I did a short run because I was in such a good mood after that!

I had a full day of work but the students were dismissed two hours early so teachers could do professional development. It was nice to change things up on a Friday and have somewhat of an easier day than normal.

The highlight of my day was my clarinet student, who is rocking it! We went up to the office during her lesson to serenade the secretary and other teachers in there. I am so surprised at how much I love teaching instrumental. I mean, at first I wasn't looking forward to it because I didn't know what I was doing. But now, while I still don't always know what I'm doing, I realize I know more than I thought I did and the kids are really progressing!

For lunch I had the best quiche I ever made- ground turkey, tomatoes, grated parmesan cheese, oregano and Italian seasoning. It’s restaurant quality! In fact, after work, I went straight to Aldi to get more tomatoes and parmesan so I could make another one! I also made Paul his new favorite: cheddar, broccoli, and ham!

Then I chilled with my baby...

I would have loved to sleep in, but of course I got up at 6. No problem. Took my time waking up, drank coffee, and then headed to the gym for a 6 miler on the treadmill. I considered running outside, but the real feel was 4!

After it warmed up a little, I hit the AT! I ran/hiked from Sherwood up to the Cumberland overlook and back. Since it was still pretty cold out, I layered up.

My trail excursion took a little longer than anticipated, so when I got home, I had to quickly shower and hightail it to Maryland for my friend Maren's baby shower! Maren and Max are having a BABYYYYYYY! It was a very lovely, classy shower with really good food! I got to watch Maren open up most of her presents and chat with her and Max as everyone was leaving. They are so happy and I am so happy for them!

I have known Maren for over 20 years. We grew up doing community theater together during high school and college. Oh the stories I could tell... (and so could she!)

Maren and her lovely Max.

I just chilled at home that night with Christmas and went to bed early super early.

I slept 10.5 hours! When I woke up, I had both kitties on me.

I felt like a million bucks when I woke up! I thought about all the productive things I could do. But first, coffee.

Then Paul and I watched three hours of Celebrity Big Brother. We had a lot to catch up on. After that, I headed to the gym for a lifting session. Then I met Bree for sushi! While I was out and about, I stocked up on wine!

Then I did something I never do... I ran around 4pm! Running after eating three sushi rolls wasn't the best idea ever. I mean, I didn't feel throw uppy or anything, but I did have some sushi burps.

The rest of the evening I just chillaxed. Not gonna cry about that! Hoping for a delay tomorrow morning...
What were you up to this weekend?


  1. I had no idea it was going to snow. We only got a dusting this morning so no delay!
    Congrats to your friend Maren!

    1. We had a delay! Yay! Not sure if you guys have the same forecast as us but it's supposed to snow overnight and then ice... we might not have school tomorrow!

  2. Both of the quiche dishes look amazing! I actually thought the first one was a perfectly cooked pizza at first :D I thought of you last night when I was trying to fall asleep without being able to. I eventually got up and took Nyquil since I knew that would put me right out. I hope it's not illegal to take Nyquil when you don't have a cold. Police don't come for me, I just needed to start my work week without being exhausted!

    1. It's definitely okay to take nyquil. It has the same thing as the over the counter sleeping pills- dyphenhydramine.

  3. Sounds like a great weekend and a nice mix of productivity and relaxing :)

    1. Sure was! I think I had some sleep I needed to catch up on!

  4. Sounds like a perfect weekend of social and down time :)